This is a delicious tikki made from leftover Sai Bhaji(recipe in another post).
At times i make extra Sai bhaji so i can make these tikkis as my husband is
very fond of these tikkis.
2 cups Saibhaji
5 tbsps besan(chickpea flour)
1 big onion chopped
about 5 slices of bread(preferably stale)
1 tsp sambal olek or red chilli powder or as per taste (optional)
salt to taste
1 tsp amchur(dried mango powder) or juice of half a lemon
5 tbsps oil + oil for deep frying(about 2 cups)
a cup of water
Heat 5 tbsps oil in a pan and fry onions till light golden.
Now add the sambal olek,sai bhaji and the besan. Mix well.
Soak the bread in about a cup of water for a few seconds and then squeeze out
the water completely. Now break up the soaked bread and add to the pan.
Mix very well so that it is a homogenous mixture.
Add the amchur/lemon juice.
Cook on a low flame till the mixture is dry in consistency.
You can add more bread if needed.
Let it cool. Grease the palms of your hands and form small balls and flatten them.
This makes about 21/22 tikkis.
Heat oil in a deep pan to almost smoking.
Lower heat and on a medium low flame fry the tikkis till golden on
both sides. Fry in batches of 4/5.
You can also pan fry these with very little oil.
Serve hot with ketchup or chutney of your choice.